I believe that we have witnessed the last days of what was once a great country. We see this because we have finally reached the point where those who value celebrity and entitlements more than Truth or good character outnumber those who are responsible and productive citizens. Without a doubt, this is the full bloom of the post-Christian era, in the last stronghold of the Christianity-shaped Western world. The majority in this country has made us slaves in our own Babylon overnight.
While this could be the foundation on which Christians might feel defeated, I want to encourage the Bride of the King of Kings. Jesus is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. Jesus is with you, and He WILL NOT leave you. Jesus is your HOPE, the OBJECT of your affection, your KING…
Hebrews 10: 1-12 ESV
“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11they will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment,
12like a robe you will roll them up,
like a garment they will be changed.#
But you are the same,
and your years will have no end.”
He has not abandoned His people, nor will He. And only Christians have the assurance of the following:
ik Romans 8:28 ESV
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a] for those who are called according to his purpose.”
Right now it looks to me as though He has decided to give the rebellious (those who rebel against Him) over to Satan. Let them satisfy all their fleshly passions and appetites. They are not doing that in a vacuum.
But WE need to continue to follow Him, pursue HIS approval and NOT the approval of any man (or woman…for those who need to hear this). We need to continue to stand for what is RIGHT, not what has been “approved by a vote.” We need to continue to speak out and fight for the rights of the the weak, the unborn, the infirm, the suicidal, the poor, the real widows and orphans! And we need to do all this out of our love for HIM, not for the desire to be written up in our local newspapers so that all may see how “Christian” we really are!
There are several bright spots in this. The biggest one is that as people are more and more oppressed, revival tends to break out, folks. So I am looking to The Lord and the coming REVIVAL! God’s got ALL the evil covered!
Titus 2:11-15 ESV
11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
15Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.